Bo Pelini could relent on media lockout

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini's hard line with the media on Wednesday morning seemed to be softening by nightfall.

Irritated by some media members' reporting methods, Pelini announced he was cutting off access to players and coaches for three days.

But in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday night, the mercurial third-year coach said he might relent and allow access before Saturday.

Practices under Pelini have always been closed, except for the first 15 minutes most days. Interviews are conducted after practices.

Pelini said he wanted to send a message to the media because he's miffed that reporters did an end-around to break news of a season-ending injury to linebacker Sean Fisher.